Hello one and all and many congratulations to all you finishers.
My target time was sub 3.30 made it home in 3.37.13 (chip time). Like everyone else the heat was a killer an absolute killer. I was doing well all the way to the 20 mile mark and then this Finnish snowman started to burn up. Which brings me on to the next subject:
TD's time! What the heck is that about? Well inside the 3hours in that kind of heat. Keeping up the pace after 20miles in those conditions is awe inspiring. Simply awe inspiring. Many congratulations.
I was very pleased to put a face to the names of a few of you in the pub and was glad to shake hands very briefly with TD at the arc before kick off.
All in all the whole weekend was one amazing experience.
I got the stomach bug from hell last Sunday, vomitting fever the whole nine yards. At least it emtptied the system.
Managed my first training after the illness yesterday and a short run today. Felt a little sloggy but hey ho time to go. Will definiately have a slog at it on Sunday. My TGV to Paris leaves Luxembourg at 15.55.
Here's to a great weekend. Where was the meeting up thingy again?
I run in normal running shoes outside, but I use Vibram five fingers on the treadmill and that has really done wonders for my running form. No injuries and no serious problems and it has really strengthened my calves. I recommend to try it.